ZW251B - Copper/brass
Musket plate marked 'Kamer Zeeland'.
Site Area Code Mid-West
Site Location Gun Island 1892-94
Number of Items 1
Registration Number 251
ANCODS 1979 Commonwealth Govt. Allocation
Zeewijk was wrecked on the Houtman Abrolhos on 9 June 1727. The Zeewijk did not break up immediately and goods, including the treasure chests, were transferred to Gun Island. It was obvious to the crew that the ship could never be floated from its position locked into the reef.
A rescue group of eleven of the fittest survivors and First Mate set off for Batavia in the longboat on 10 July...
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